Even though I tried to focus on Brooklyn during this visit, I could not resist spending some time in Manhattan as well. During my time there, I revisited some sights, where I have already been before (e.g. Central Park or my favourite museum, the AMNH), but I have also managed to include some "firsts" into my itinerary. Continue reading Manhattan Revisited
I think, I have to specify a bit more precisely my impression of Toronto. While I still think that the buildings of Downtown (seen from below) are not the main tourist attraction, I am very fond of the parks, the Waterfront and Toronto Island. Continue reading Green Toronto
The actual time difference between Austria and Canada might only be six hours, but as far as nature and the seasons are concerned, it seems more like six weeks to me. Continue reading Time Difference: 6 weeks
I explored the Canadian capital for two days, visiting both the Parliament (and its surroundings) as well as two museums (due to the inclimate weather). Continue reading Tulips from Amsterdam
I am not sure what to think of Toronto. On the one hand, the tourist sights are not that exciting. On the other hand, however, I really enjoyed the "other" (i.e. "everyday-life") Toronto that I was able to explore thanks to being shown around by some friends living here. Continue reading Mixed emotions
The difference between the twin towns Niagara Falls in the United States and Canada could not be any bigger: On the US side, there are (apart from some hotels, and, strangely, Indian restaurants) only derelict buildings, whereas the Canadian side has become an amusement park. Continue reading Amusement Park Niagara
Instead of spending three days at Bocas del Toro, I have decided to spend my time taking the longer, but (according to my guide book) more scenic way via Turrialba to San José. I also took the opportunity to break the trip there and visit some nearby Indian ruins. Continue reading Stopgap or worthy stop?
I was pushing my luck, and made the long trip to the Bocas del Toro. "Maybe it is only raining in the mountains, and not on the coast?" or so I was hoping – unfortunately in vain. Continue reading Pushing my luck – too much …
When I arrived in Boquete yesterday, I did not really encounter the "spring-like climate" that should be found here year-round. Rather, it felt more like summer to me. In the evening and at night, however, it cooled down considerably, and I even needed a thin blanket – how nice! Continue reading Hurray, some rain!